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Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE) vs Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia Tablet Z vs Apple iPad mini 3 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE) 14Points
10.1"
LED

1200x1920

8
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

Quad-core

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07Points Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB) Compare Sony Xperia Tablet Z X
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

Dual-core

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)

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Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)} 14 Advantages Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE) vs iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)} 7 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
+1.5GHz 32bit Quad-core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3GHz 64bit Dual-core
+2GB LPDDR2100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.9 millimeters (0.27 inches)9%
Thinner
vs7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
+10.1"28%
Larger screen
vs7.9"
+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+(front) 2.1MP69%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
16GB (12GB available)vs+64GB (56GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
495 grams (17.33 ounces)vs+341 grams (11.94 ounces)45%
Lighter
TFT LED-Backlit LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
1200x1920 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels37%
Higher resolution screen
224 PPIvs+324 PPI45%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
6000 mAhvs+6350 mAh6%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo/video only main camera / HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE
100 Mbps
+14 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
ModelXperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia Z Tablet 4G SGP321, SGP351, Sony Pollux GinaiPad Mini 3 A1601 (4G LTE)
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSonyApple
Release date4/8/201310/16/2014
Depth6.9 millimeters (0.27 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)172 x 266 millimeters (6.77 x 10.47 in)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)
Weight495 grams (17.33 ounces)341 grams (11.94 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported

📲 Display

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size10.1" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~64.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x1920 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)224 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Refresh ratefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

🤖 Operating System

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
System versionAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeaniOS 8.0
Firmware updateAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopiOS 12
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
Chipset32bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ806464bit: Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)
CPUQuad-core, 1 processor:
4x 1.5GHz Krait (Quad-core)
Dual-core, 1 processor:
2x 1.3GHz Cyclone (Dual-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 320PowerVR G6430 MP4
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR21GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)64GB (56GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload100/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS SGP321: 850/900/2100 - SGP351: 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkSGP321: LTE Cat3 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
SGP351: LTE Cat3 1700/2100 (Bands 4)
LTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4A

🔌 Connectivity

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh6350 mAh
Charger, wattsWired chargingWired charging
Inductive / wireless chargingfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time autonomy10 hours10 hours
Standby1270 hours (52.9 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
Call controlVoice recorderVoice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Black, White
• Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2
• USB On-The-Go 1.3
• 3D surround sound
• Sony ClearAudio+
• IP57 certified: dust proof and water resistant
• Java framework
• Colors: Black on gray, White on silver, Gold
• Apple SIM only USA and UK
• Oleophobic coating on Retina display
• Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
• Aluminium body
• FaceTime
• Siri natural language
• iCloud cloud service
• Twitter and Facebook
• Lightning connector port
• OpenGL ES 3.0

☢️ Radiation rate

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)iPad mini 3 (4G 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1.69W/kg (body)feature not registered
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